"EYES ON THE PRIZE
starting June 13th - 19th
Welcome to Carter’s Family Farm
A PBS JUNETEENTH PRESENTATION
Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.
Eyes on the Prize recounts the fight to end decades of discrimination and segregation. It is the story of the people — young and old, male and female, northern and southern — who, compelled by a meeting of conscience and circumstance, worked to eradicate a world where whites and blacks could not go to the same school, ride the same bus, vote in the same election, or participate equally in society. It was a world in which peaceful demonstrators were met with resistance and brutality — in short, a reality that is now nearly incomprehensible to many young Americans. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, Eyes on the Prize traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act; from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Julian Bond, political leader and civil rights activist, narrates. The driving force behind Eyes on the Prize and Blackside, Henry Hampton (1940-1998) won numerous awards for this landmark series including the duPont-Columbia Gold Baton, the Peabody Award, and Academy Award nominations. He set out to share his vision of what he called "the remarkable human drama that was the Civil Rights Movement" through the Eyes on the Prize documentary and a book of the same title by Juan Williams. In recent years, a number of key figures who appear in the films (including the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, a leader of the Montgomery bus boycott; Coretta Scott King, wife of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, and an activist in her own right; Kwame Ture, also known as Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; and George Wallace, the 1960s Alabama governor who resisted integration) have died, making this record of their testimony all the more valuable.
My Name is Marshon N Kincy, an economic developer from Compton, California. I am honored to serve as the NAJL’s new CEO and will be directing attention towards a national campaign that launches NAJL’s Juneteenth: The Alkebulan Ominira. The name of this seven-day period stands for “Alkebulan” – the birthplace of man and “Ominira” which means freedom. Throughout the week of June 13th-19th, we will celebrate both the quest for freedom of the Alkebulani people in addition to our traditional roots.
To implement this, each day will involve commemorative fasting representing the spirit, trials and tribulations of the ancestors. Our first day of fasting will honor their initial days of freedom. Specifically, we will reflect on the fact that they were often very limited in what they could eat and drink to survive. Thusly, our meals will begin through an emphasis of fruits and water on the 13th.
Prior to this however, there will be a commemoration ceremony This year’s opening ceremony and those that follow henceforth will invite Alkebulani of all faiths and backgrounds to participate in a freedom ceremony of the ancestors. we will launch this year’s Alkebulan Omniera ceremonies from Galveston TX. The ceremony will commence through Mrs. Ellen AC Rollins (Ma’ati Auset) NAJLCurator/VP.
Alkebulan Ominira Overview
June 13th Water & Fruits Meals
June 14TH Vegetable & Bread Meals
June 15th Beans & Rice Meals
June 16th Chicken & Fish Meals
June 17th Day of Desserts Meals
June 18th Fashion, Culture and Music (Alkebulan Only)
June 19th Libations & Celebrations
This will be a national social project to recognize our freedom, identity and history. The annual unified ceremony will also support the reverence of our journeys spanning centuries for the freedoms we have today.
Marshon N Kincy, NAJL CEO